Hoover Elementary School

Santa’s Workshop

December 3, 2022
Start Time 1 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Preschool and Elementary School Students
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Emily Bartley
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Hey kids! Here is your chance to make and wrap a few holiday gifts before the big Christmas tree is lit at the library. Registration is required for Santa's Workshop.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Holiday Family Concert

December 3, 2022
Start Time 1:00 p.m.
Location Five Flags Theater
Event For families of all ages
Cost $14 (ages 12 & under) $24 (13 and up)
Organization Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Contact Kathleen Hoeper
Phone (563) 557-1677
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The DSO Holiday FAMILY concert features a 1 hour program of kid-friendly holiday music and sing-along tunes! The orchestra is joined by vocalist Katie Richter, the Dubuque Chorale Children’s Choir and members of the Heartland Ballet Company in an enchanting combination of familiar holiday favorites.

Girl Scout Night at Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey Game

December 3, 2022
Start Time 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Location 1800 Admiral Sheehy Drive Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Girl Scouts, Friends, and Families
Cost $12/Girl Scout or Family Member or Friend
Organization Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois (GSEIWI)
Contact Mikayla Ahrens
Phone (800) 798-0833
Additional Information
Cheer the Dubuque Fighting Saints to victory! Please bring a teddy bear to toss on the ice. A portion of ticket sales from this link goes back to the Girl Scouts! The first 200 in uniform receive a special Fighting Saints badge. Each ticket comes with a free chuck a puck!

CO-ED Mini Kickers Soccer Camp 2022

December 6 – December 7, 2022
Start Time (Ages 3 to 7) 5:00-6:00 p.m. (Ages 8 to 10) 6:10-7:30 p.m.
Location Veterans Memorial Training Center (INDOOR turf facility) - University of Dubuque Campus
Event For Soccer players from ages 3-10 years old.
Cost $30
Organization University of Dubuque Women’s Soccer Team
Contact Head Coach Jason Berna
Phone (563) 589-3786
Additional Information
University of Dubuque Women's Soccer presents our Mini Kickers Camp. We're calling all soccer players from ages 3-10 years old. Each camp is led by UD Women's Soccer coaching staff and current team players. Our goal is to focus on fun while teaching the mini kickers about the fundamentals of soccer.

Helping Families “InterACT”

November 9 – December 7, 2022
Start Time 6:00 PM
RSVP By November 4, 2022
Location Virtual via Zoom
Event For Families with children 3rd through 6th grade
Cost Free
Organization Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Contact Malisa Rader
Phone (515) 708-0622
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Learn Skills to help you Accept, Choose, and Take Action for self care and healthy relationships! One adult and one youth from the same family must participate. $50 gift card upon completion for 1 to 2 adults per family and 1-2 youth per family.

Homeschool Days – River Museum

December 8, 2022
Start Time 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For All Grade Levels
Cost $9.95 per person
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Homeschool Days will take place at the River Museum on the second Thursdays in October, November, December, January, and February. Homeschool families can enjoy the River Museum at their own pace for just $9.95 per person. Experience the daily activities - no registration required.

Reading With Rover

September 10 – December 10, 2022
Start Time 10:30 a.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Kindergarten-3rd Grade
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Dogs love stories but can't read to themselves! Children in kindergarten through 3rd grade are welcome to read a short book to a dog in the Youth Services program room. Please do not bring your own pet; we will provide kid-friendly dogs each month.

Teen Santa’s Workshop

December 12, 2022
Start Time 4 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Ages 10-17
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Haidee Cardoso
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Beat the holiday rush by preparing gifts early! Create cards, ornaments, crafts, and gift bags for your favorite people. Materials provided.

Stuffed Animal Snow Day

December 13, 2022
Start Time 4 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Ages 3-7
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Lora LoBianco
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Bring your favorite stuffed animal with you for an afternoon of stories and fun. When it's time to go your special friend will stay behind for a sleepover adventure! Pick up your stuffed animal the next morning and see photos of what they did overnight at the library.

Minecraft Mania

September 14 – December 14, 2022
Start Time 4:30 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Ages 7-14
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Whether or not you’re a Minecraft whiz, sign up for this game-playing night to test your skills and build away! Registration is required

Beyond the Book Club

September 22 – December 15, 2022
Start Time 4 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 9-12
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Haidee Cardoso
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Read a new title each month and meet up for discussion and a activity related to the book. Register and pick up books at the Children's Help Desk.

Polar Opposites – Winter Break Day Camp

December 26, 2022
Start Time 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
RSVP By December 16, 2022
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K- 5th
Cost Members: $50 per day | Non-Members: $60 per day. Save by purchasing all sessions!
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Do you know the difference between the Arctic and the Antarctic? Which one is the North Pole and which one is the South Pole? We’ll compare each region’s characteristics and explore the differences. You’ll discover what animals call these places their home.

Birds of a Feather – Winter Break Day Camp

December 27, 2022
Start Time 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
RSVP By December 16, 2022
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K- 5th
Cost Members: $50 per day | Non-Members: $60 per day. Save by purchasing all sessions!
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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This camp is for the birds! In this camp, you’ll experience an up close encounter with a few of our bird friends. Explore the characteristics of a raptor and other unique traits certain birds have. You’ll also watch the newest 4D movie, “Conquest of the Skies”.

Nature’s Rule-Breakers – Winter Break Day Camp

December 28, 2022
Start Time 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
RSVP By December 16, 2022
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K - 5th
Cost Members: $50 per day | Non-Members: $60 per day. Save by purchasing all sessions!
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Some animals just don’t follow the rules. But you won’t see them in timeout for breaking them! We’ll explore how these exceptional animals go beyond the rules and chart their own course in nature.

Museum Magic – Winter Break Day Camp

December 29, 2022
Start Time 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m.
RSVP By December 16, 2022
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K- 5th
Cost Members: $50 | Non-Members: $60. Save by purchasing all sessions!
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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The River Museum is full of magic, and during this session, you’ll turn into a magician! You’ll learn magic tricks and experience how animals are magicians too. Impress friends and family with the magic tricks you learned. Come see what tricks our animals can do!

Let’s Play Roblox

September 12 – December 19, 2022
Start Time 5:30 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Ages 10-15
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Each month, participants will play a different game. Play with other Roblox enthusiasts and tackle fun challenges together. If you have never played Roblox before, you will need to have your parent/guardian set up your account before the program. Registration is required

Beginning Chapters Book Club

September 21 – December 21, 2022
Start Time 4 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 7-9
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Lora LoBianco
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Read a new title each month and meet up for discussion and a activity related to the book. Register and pick up books at the Children's Help Desk

Pokémon League

September 21 – December 21, 2022
Start Time 5:30 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Ages 10-17
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Emily Bartley
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Pokémon League is for more advanced trainers to get together and have some fun! You can learn game basics and get the feel for competitive play. We meet the third Wednesday of the month. Registration is required.

How Do Animals Stay Warm?

December 22, 2022
Start Time 4 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Ages 3-7
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Emily Bartley
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
It's almost winter. What are the animals doing to get ready? We'll explore lots of different methods to stay warm and run experiments. Families are welcome. Registration is required.

Mustang Girls Basketball Dribbling Club

December 28 – December 30, 2022
Start Time 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Location Hempstead High School- Moody Gymnasium
Event For All DCSD elementary schools
Cost 20$
Organization Hempstead Girls Basketball Program
Contact Ryan Rush
Phone (507) 217-2054
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Additional Information
In this camp the coaches and players of Hempstead High School girls' basketball program will focus on one of the most important skills to be able to do on a basketball court: Dribbling! We will work on dribbling and other fundamentals such as jump stopping and pivoting.

It’s Sew Me! Cross Stitch

December 27, 2022
Start Time 1 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Ages 8-12
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Create your own cross-stitched journal cover from the "It's Sew Me!" book. Practice cross-stitch skills and brainstorm ideas and patterns using activity pages from the book. Participants will leave with their own copy of the book.

LEGO Gear Bots

December 28, 2022
Start Time 1 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Ages 8-12
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Using our LEGO Gear Bots book, learn about cams, cranks, axels, and other mechanical engineering by building fun LEGO creations.

Boredom Busters

December 29, 2022
Start Time 1 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Ages 7-12
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Wondering what to do over winter break? Are you into art, science, or building? The Carnegie-Stout Public Library has a kit for you! We will make time fly with these fun activity kits that you get to keep. Registration Required.

Guided Painting for Kids

December 30, 2022
Start Time 10 a.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Ages 6-10
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Bailey Keimig-Gehrke
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Painting experts and novices alike will enjoy learning how to create a colorful, step-by-step polar bear painting as a group.

Crescent Community Health Center

April 1 – December 31, 2022
Start Time 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Location 1690 Elm St
Event For All ages
Cost We take most insurances, including Medicaid, and offer a sliding fee discount scale.
Organization Crescent Community Health Center
Contact Brooke Gomez
Phone (563) 690-2873
Website crescentchc.org
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Additional Information
Crescent QuickCare is a walk-in acute care clinic open M-F from 8a-5p. We treat fevers, sore throat, cough, earaches and more! COVID testing and vaccines are available daily.

Winter Bookmarks

December 1 – December 31, 2022
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For All ages.
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
'Tis the season to cozy up with a good book! Stop by the Children's department to make your own winter themed bookmark during December.

Public Skate/Stick & Puck Drop Hockey December Dates

December 1 – December 31, 2022
Location Dubuque Ice Arena
Event For All Ages Welcome
Cost Adults $7 and 12 & Under $5; Skate Rental $3
Organization DRA
Contact Diana Schulz
Phone (563) 585-3000
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Additional Information
Public Skate or Stick & Puck Drop Hockey Dates available for open skate at the Dubuque Ice Arena.

Ice Skating Classes

January 3 – February 14, 2022
Start Time 6:30 p.m.
RSVP By January 1, 2022
Location Dubuque Ice Arena 1800 Admiral Sheehy Drive Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Event For Preschool-8th Grade
Cost $83.00
Organization Theisen's Learn to Skate
Contact Rebecca Menzynski
Phone (563) 275-6576
Website dbqskating.org
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Additional Information
Give the gift of ice skating this holiday season as we glide into the new year. Skating with friends and family builds wonderful memories to cherish for years to come. All new and returning skaters ages 3 and up are welcome to register for group class instruction on Tuesday and/or Saturday classes.

Parenting with Emotional Intelligence: Cultivating Meaningful Relationships with Our Children

January 9 – January 23, 2023
Start Time 5:30-7:00 p.m.
RSVP By January 2, 2023
Location Challenge to Change, Inc. Studio- 3337 Hillcrest Rd. Dubuque, Iowa 52002
Event For Elementary School: Parents and Caregivers of children between the ages of 7-11
Cost $175. for parent/child additional $20. per added parents and children
Organization Challenge to Change, Inc.
Contact Amy Jenkins
Phone (563) 542-1168
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Additional Information
This course is a 3-part series on Jan 9, 16, and 23rd. Parents and Caregivers will learn what emotional intelligence is, how they can lead by example and teach their child to recognize and manage their own feelings and emotions. This series teaches ways to create positive child-parent bonding.

We Need You!

Location Online
Event For All Parents and Guardians
Cost Free
Organization Four Oaks Family Connections
Contact Liz Estilow
Phone (703) 201-7584
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Additional Information
Four Oaks Family Connections wants to reach out to all Parents and Guardians in Dubuque County. We are in great need of Foster and Adoptive Families throughout Dubuque County.

Pajama Jam – School’s Out Day Camp

January 16, 2023
Start Time 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
RSVP By January 2, 2023
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5th
Cost Members: $50 | Non-Members: $60; Save by purchasing all sessions!
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Campers are invited to bring their pajamas for a day of nocturnal fun! Together, we’ll use our imagination to explore life at night. We will meet a handful of nocturnal creatures and animals and use those observations to create our own nighttime animal models.

FASST Winter Track Club

January 8 – February 26, 2023
Start Time 5:00 p.m.
RSVP By January 6, 2023
Location University of Dubuque A.Y. McDonald Indoor Track
Event For All ages - elementary, middle, high school students
Cost Youth (K-5) $100; Middle School (6-8) $125; High School (9-12) $150
Organization FASST Track Club
Contact Melissa Gunnelson
Phone (563) 580-6066
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Additional Information
Winter indoor track club

Homeschool Days – River Museum

January 12, 2023
Start Time 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For All Grade Levels
Cost $9.95 per person
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Homeschool Days will take place at the River Museum on the second Thursdays in October, November, December, January, and February. Homeschool families can enjoy the River Museum at their own pace for just $9.95 per person. Experience the daily activities - no registration required.

4th/5th Grade After School Volleyball

January 23 – February 16, 2023
Start Time 90 minutes immediately following school dismissal
RSVP By January 13, 2023
Location All public elementary schools
Event For 4th and 5th grade students
Cost $24 or free if income qualified
Organization Leisure Services
Contact Brian Feldott
Phone (563) 589-4316
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Additional Information
Leisure Services is partnering with the Loras College Volleyball teams to offer up to 8 days (2 days per week) of volleyball instruction for 4th & 5th grade students. This program will meet for 90 minutes following school dismissal, placing an emphasis on learning fundamentals and having fun!

UD Softball MLK Day Camp

January 16 – January 16, 2022
Start Time 7:30 a.m.
RSVP By January 15, 2022
Location Veterans Memorial Training Center- University of Dubuque
Event For Youth camp- 3rd grade- 8th grade. High school camp- High school students
Cost $40
Organization University of Dubuque Softball
Contact Callie Dutton
Phone (815) 685-5962
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Additional Information
University of Dubuque softball team is hosting a youth camp and a high school camp for young players to have the opportunity to show off their skills, learn from the coaches of the program, and meet the girls that are a part of the team.

Makers Camp – School’s Out Day Camp

February 3, 2023
Start Time 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
RSVP By January 27, 2023
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5th
Cost Members: $50 | Non-Members: $60; Save by purchasing all sessions!
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Spend the day in one of our newest additions on campus - the MakerSpace! Campers will mix their science, engineering, art, and math skills to create fun activities. Light up your world by making a flashlight, find out how towers can be so tall, and use the MakerSpace to inspire your own creation.

Telehealth Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children with Special Health and Behavioral Needs

February 2 – March 9, 2023
Start Time 9:30 a.m.
RSVP By January 31, 2023
Location Virtual via Zoom
Event For Family caregivers of children with special health and behavioral needs
Cost $40 - Financial scholarships available upon request
Organization Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Contact Malisa Rader
Phone (515) 708-0622
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Additional Information
Are you a caregiver of a child with special health and behavioral needs looking for some educational tools to help you in your caregiving role? PTC is designed to provide you with the tools to take care of yourself while caring for any age child with special health or behavioral needs.

Homeschool Days – River Museum

February 9, 2023
Start Time 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For All Grade Levels
Cost $9.95 per person
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Homeschool Days will take place at the River Museum on the second Thursdays in October, November, December, January, and February. Homeschool families can enjoy the River Museum at their own pace for just $9.95 per person. Experience the daily activities - no registration required.

Opposite Day – School’s Out Day Camp

February 3, 2023
Start Time 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
RSVP By February 17, 2023
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K - 5th
Cost Members: $50 | Non-Members: $60; Save by purchasing all sessions!
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
This camp is all about opposites! We’ll participate in activities that span a gamut of extremes from light to dark, hot to cold, big to small, and many more.

Under the Sea – School’s Out Day Camp

February 24, 2023
Start Time 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
RSVP By February 17, 2023
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5th
Cost Members: $50 | Non-Members: $60; Save by purchasing all sessions!
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Come visit some of our favorite fish friends as we dive beneath the surface to investigate life in the river and the sea. Meet the stingrays in our touch pools, watch some finicky feeders at mealtime, and make your own fish prints. You deFINitely won’t want to miss it!

Over the Rainbow – School’s Out Day Camp

April 7, 2023
Start Time 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
RSVP By March 31, 2023
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K - 5th
Cost Members: $50 | Non-Members: $60; Save by purchasing all sessions!
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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What’s your favorite color? Join us to explore the vibrant world of nature, discover how rainbows are made, and conduct colorful experiments.

University of Dubuque Heritage Center’s 2022-23 Family Series

December 5 – April 22, 2023
Location University of Dubuque Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett St, Dubuque, IA
Event For PK-8th grade
Organization University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Contact Korissa Clark
Phone (563) 589-3325
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Additional Information
Heritage Center presents professional touring productions of family theatre shows: A Christmas Carol, The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE, Paddington Gets in a Jam, The Adventures of Tortoise & the Hare, and The Wizard of Oz. Children ages 9+ can audition to be in The Wizard of Oz.

Brainfuse – Free Online Tutoring

September 1 – May 31, 2023
Location Online
Event For K-12 and Adults
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Online homework help, test prep, paper reviews, and live tutoring sessions are available with Brainfuse HelpNow. Access these resources from anywhere with your Dubuque resident library card or at the library.